AAR4436 - Architecture 4 Transformation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100 A

Course content

Through systematic field investigation the student will get to know the building´s distinctiveness and characteristics. Project design based on field investigation, lectures, theoretical studies and discussions on the topic.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Basic knowledge in field investigation of existing buildings, and in the assessment of the building's limits and possibilities. A basic understanding of how to arrange content such as descriptions, drawings, photos etc. in practice. The student should also have basic knowledge of project design for improving existing buildings. Skills: The student should be able to measure a building with analog tools as well as reflect on the accuracy and tolerance of the methods. Basic knowledge of digital methods and the understanding of when they can be useful. The student should also have basic skills in transformative design. A brief course in 3D CAD design will be given. General Competence: Develop insight and respect as a professional and be able to reflect critically over one's own and other's work. Develop and understanding for the role of an architect with cross-disciplinary interests. Take initiative and resonsponsibility for one's own learning and professional development.

Learning methods and activities

Basic learning activities are problem based. The student are doing excercises and developing projects based on field investigation, source investigation, lectures, guidance, project work, discussions and reflection. Relevant choices of change based on careful attention to resource use in a perspective of sustainability. UN sustainability goals numbers 11, Sustainable cities and communities, and 12, Responsible consumption and production, are especially in focus, together with the distinctiveness of the building.

The teacher will inform students at the start of the semester if there will be an excursion. Students who participate in excursions will be expected to pay an individual sum. Students who choose not to participate in the excursion will be offered an alternative teaching plan.

Compulsory assignments

  • Folder

Further on evaluation

Grades are based on assessment of a portfolio and oral presentation. The portfolio submission consists of two to seven works both individually and as collaborative.

It will be announced at the start of the semester about the nature and scope of the various works. The portfolio is evaluated by an external examiner based on the course's examination guide.

Postponed exams are offered in the next exam period so that students who have a valid absence or failed the previous ordinary exam can complete normal study progression.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1, AAR4415 Arkitektur 2 and AAR4416 Arkitektur 3, or equivalent.

Course materials

List of relevant litterature

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Portfolio 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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